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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 671 times:


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Look at the Dragon Air Cargo 743. The back gear in almost vertical. I have seen this on the 777 as well. Why is this?

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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 637 times:

So when it touches the gear will move into position and sort of make it a smother landing.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 628 times:

^^ WHAT??? It is because the captain left his wallet on the boggie (they act as a pair, not seperate!).
Iain


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 622 times:

What?


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 594 times:

lainhol, what are you talking about?

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3369 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 589 times:

Sushka-

The reason you gave is reallly not the 'real' reason.. The real reason they are tilted is to fit the the wheel wells.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 579 times:

Not quite true, Flight152. They ARE tilted to fit in the bays, but they're tilted while they're being retracted. They're tilted when down to help provide some torque to level the airplane out once the gear has touched down.

There's been a quite recent thread about this in the tech/ops forum. Try a search there.  Smile


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 568 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/24169/
Here ya go.


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